16 Easy Summer Party Ideas

Gather inspiration for a casual outdoor gathering from one of our easy summer party ideas. From dinner on the deck to a festive taco buffet, your options are endless for a no-fuss summer party.

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch, The Cutest 5-Ingredient Cocktail Ever!

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream … You know the drill. Host a sugar-coated ice cream social the kiddos will love -- with cereal necklaces, paper crowns, candy truffles, and a whimsical ice cream truck. Go on and get celebrating!

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Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

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Get inspiring ideas and budget-saving tips from these fabulous, real-life weddings. From an intimate outdoor wedding to a DIY beach wedding, the brides of yesterday spilled their secrets to success, and we're spreading the love. Find out what they used for their something borrowed, and get unique ideas for wedding favors. Whether you're planning a rustic country wedding ceremony or a wedding in the city, remember to plan the day to fit the personalities and tastes of the bride and groom. See how one couple turned the city of Chicago into the backdrop of their cruise ship wedding, or how one of our editors used her color scheme (orange and green) to add warmth to her winter wedding. If a destination wedding is on the horizon for you, look how one couple organized their Cabo San Lucas wedding to fit their style. Let your color scheme guide you to the real-life wedding most inspirational for you. Brown was the rich but neutral color behind this artistic fall wedding, while red proved the perfect color for this pretty summer wedding. Or, bypass the colors and keep it classic with an elegant white wedding, like this one in upstate New York.

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Real Wedding: A Simple Backyard Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Colorful Morning Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Tuscan-Inspired Wedding

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Real Wedding: A Colorful Desert Wedding

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Real Weddings: An Intimate Outdoor Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Traditional Wedding at Home

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Check out this low-key rehearsal at a classic Portland, Oregon pizza parlor.

Real Wedding: A Wedding Among Church Ruins

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Real Weddings: A Wedding in Cabo San Lucas

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Real Weddings: A Simple Southern Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Pretty Summer Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Modern Chicago Wedding

Check out this beautiful and modern wedding in downtown Chicago.

Real Weddings: A City-Style Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Timeless Autumn Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Classic Wedding in White

Check out this simply elegant wedding in upstate New York.

Real Weddings: A Twist on Country Chic

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Real Weddings: An Organic Farm Wedding

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Real Weddings: A Romantic Red Wedding

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